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  • College of DuPage president takes leave amid investigations

    GLEN ELLYN – The president of a community college in suburban Chicago is going on medical leave amid a federal investigation and criticism of the scho ...
    April 29, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Democrats highlight potential obstacles in Rauner budget

    SPRINGFIELD – With just weeks left before Illinois' 2016 budget must be passed, Democratic leaders and GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner remain far apart on how t ...
    April 29, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • Former Illinois Governor Dan Walker dies at age 92, son says

    CHICAGO — Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker, who spent four tumultuous years in the governor's office and nearly 18 painful months as an inmate in feder ...
    April 29, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • The Fray, Meat Loaf added to Illinois State Fair lineup

    SPRINGFIELD — Pop-rock group The Fray and rocker Meat Loaf have been added to the Illinois State Fair grandstand lineup.
    April 29, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • State to extend Get Covered Illinois contract by 2 months

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration is negotiating a two-month contract extension with the public relations firm that handles the state’s pro ...
    April 29, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Chicago transit agency blamed for airport train derailment

    CHICAGO – Chicago's transit agency shares in the blame for an accident last year in which a driver fell asleep and crashed a commuter train into a pla ...
    April 29, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Group starts new effort to put redistricting on 2016 ballot

    CHICAGO – A coalition of business, clergy and civic leaders has launched a petition drive and fundraising efforts for a 2016 ballot question aimed at ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • University of Illinois wrongly revoked job offer over Israel tweets, professors group says

    CHAMPAIGN — A report from a national professors group says the University of Illinois wrongly rescinded a job offer for a professor after he made crit ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Chicago nurses call off strike, agreement reached, university hospital says

    CHICAGO — Officials at University of Chicago Medical Center say the hospital has reached a tentative agreement with a union representing registered nu ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Madigan continues push for campus sex assault protection

    EDWARDSVILLE – Victims of campus sex assaults in Illinois would have confidential university advisers to help guide them through the legal and medical ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Illinois budget cuts to affect students, sickle cell center

    SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan deal to cut $300 million in spending in Illinois is set to affect college students, as well as Chicago residents with sickl ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • University of Chicago Medical Center nurses set to strike

    CHICAGO — A union representing more than 1,500 registered nurses is planning a strike at University of Chicago Medical Center to call attention to iss ...
    April 27, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • ISP investigates East St. Louis Housing Authority shooting

    EAST ST. LOUIS – Illinois State Police are investigating a shooting involving an East St. Louis Housing Authority police officer that left one man inj ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers consider ban on crib bumper pads

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety standards for the product.
    April 26, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • U of Illinois spends $30K for Biden speech on sex assault

    URBANA – Officials say the University of Illinois spent an estimated $30,000 to bring Vice President Joe Biden to campus as part of a White House camp ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:43 pm
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